Are the women really smart,Suxie,or are the just going along for the ride? And if they are just going along for the ride, is that really a strategy?
I don't think that stronger players = men. I think that Survivor is one show where women have been shown to be power players. I think Kathy could be an exceptional player in this game,as could Jerri and Alicia. The key is to figure out a way to control the tribe without them knowing that you are really doing it. I think Deena (Amazon) could have been perfect at this had her mouth not gotten in the way. Tina seemed to handle the tribe in Australia without winning any immunities using Colby (although I still am not sure if he figured this out)to get to end. Make no mistakes about it, she was determining the order of eliminations on that show.
The men for some reason,just seem to be better at controlling without looking like they are. Rob Mariano is good at this, Rob C. excelled at it in the Amazon and Brian Heidik is the master of this type of gameplay.
I agree with you, Colby should have kept his mouth shut and not said a word to Shii-Ann; I believe it will come back to bite him.